Author Archives: Jim

Professional nature photographer, specializing in capturing animal behaviors, wildflowers and scenics. Member of NANPA, Great Plains Nature Photographers and Missouri Prairie Foundation. Also a Master Gardener.

From Super Moon to Spooky Moon

My previous post featured the last Super Moon of 2019, as it rose above a lakeside home at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO).  As I mentioned in that post, the day was cloudy and rainy until a short time before moonrise, when the sky cleared. But after the moon rose higher in the sky, […]

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Final Super Moon of 2019

During last week’s final Super Moon of the year, I was at the Lake of the Ozarks to photograph this event. My previous attempt at this location was unsuccessful, due to heavy clouds. This final attempt was also not looking real good, early in the day. But after some brief showers, the clouds began breaking […]

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Fun Friday: Time to Nest

For the past few days, I have been at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO).  My main photographic objective this trip was to capture the last Super Moon of 2019, over the lake.  At the last minute, the weather cooperated and I was able to catch the large globe rising above the lake … I’ll […]

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Fun Friday: Food Fight on the Prairie

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from a recent photo trip to Shawnee Trails Conservation Area, located in southwestern Missouri. During the winters, I frequently visit this Missouri Conservation Area to photograph wintering Short-eared Owls. On my last trip there, I was set up and waiting for the owl activity to begin, when I saw several […]

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Thinking in the Future

Been busy looking at a long term photo schedule. After little hesitation, I decided I needed to go back next winter to Florida … catch some rays and also some beautiful birds, like this Great Egret I captured during my last visit to the Venice Rookery: And yes, the Venice Rookery is on my list […]

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Old Swinging Bridge

Today’s post was captured back in December, while exploring the area around the Lake of the Ozarks. This “old swinging bridge” was located in a very rural area of the lake. Although this is not a true nature photograph, I really love the design of this old bridge … wonder what it would look like […]

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Night Life at the Lake

Here is a recent night scene I shot at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri).  This scene was part of the many images I captured during the February Total Lunar Eclipse … other images to follow: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 28-135mm, f/3.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Bogen 3221 Tripod, with […]

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Snowscape at the Lake

Today’s post features some snowy landscape images I captured at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO) last week. I was intent on capturing the “Super Snow Moon”, but instead only got the snow … with a bit of sleet! From my friend Bobbie’s lake house, this was the beauty seen when looking over the lake: […]

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“Ridin’ The Storm Out”

Today’s post comes from this past week, from the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.  I had traveled to the lake to shoot the “Super Snow Moon” as it rose over the Lake.  I had a wonderful view and location all ready for the big event. But as so often happens, Mother Nature decided […]

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2019 Short-eared Owls

Well, I’m back! For those that have wondered about my absence, let me just say that I’ve been through some interesting times lately. I received an email from a “hacker”, informing me that my website had been hacked and I was being extorted for $$. Well, taking this seriously, I decided to not post anything […]

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